Openings, Closings and Amalgamations

Details of schools opened, closed or amalgamated over the past 3 years.

Opening, closing and amalgamating of schools

A list of schools, grouped by Education Authority (EA) regions, confirmed as opening, closing or amalgamating.

Schools Plus

Although a school may be closed, you may still view the school details on the Department’s website. To search for the closed school, select status as ‘closed’.

Belfast region

  • Orangefield High School, closed with effect from 31 August 2014
  • Avoniel Primary School, closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • Holy Family Nursery School, closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • St Patricks College and Little Flower Girls closed with effect from 31 August 2017 and formed New Blessed Trinity College with effect from 1 September 2017
  • Christian Brothers’ School, Corpus Christi College and St Rose’s Dominican College closed with effect from 31 August 2019 and formed All Saints College, Belfast with effect from 1 September 2019

Western region

  • St Anne’s Girls’ and Barrack Street Boys’ Primary Schools amalgamated to form St Catherine’s Primary School with effect from 1 September 2014
  • Belmont House and Foyle View Schools amalgamated to form Ardnashee School and College with effect from 1 September 2014
  • Immaculate Conception College closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Anthony’s Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Macartan’s Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • Envagh Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Francis of Assisi Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • Craigbrack Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • Gaelcholaíste Dhoire opened with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Gortnagarn Primary School, Omagh closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • Evish Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • Portora Royal Grammar and Collegiate Grammar, Enniskillen amalgamated to form Enniskillen Royal Grammar School with effect from 1 September 2016
  • St Comhgall's College and St Eugene’s College closed with effect from 31 August 2017 and formed St Kevin’s College, Lisnaskea with effect from 1 September 2017
  • St Matthew's Primary School, Garvaghey closed with effect from 31 January 2018
  • Magheralough Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • Bellarena Primary School, Limavady closed with effect from 31 August 2019
  • Altishane Primary School, Loughash Primary School, St Patrick’s Primary School, Dunmanagh and St Joseph’s Primary School, Glenmornan closed with effect from 31 August 2019 to form St Michael’s Primary School, Dunamanagh with effect from 1 September 2019
  • Erganagh Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2019

North Eastern region

  • Ballee Community High School closed with effect from 31 August 2014
  • Monkstown and Newtownabbey Community High Schools amalgamated to form Abbey Community College with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Mallusk Primary School changed status from controlled to controlled integrated with effect from 1 September 2015 and is now known as Mallusk Controlled Integrated Primary School
  • Coleraine Academical Institution and Coleraine High School amalgamated to form Coleraine Grammar School with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Kilcoan and Mullaghdubh Primary Schools closed with effect from 31 August 2016 and formed Islandmagee Primary School with effect from 1 September 2016
  • Altayeskey Primary School, Magherafelt closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • Glenravel Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School, Glenravel amalgamated to form Mary Queen of Peace Primary School with effect from 1 September 2016
  • Carrickfergus Academy will open with effect from1 September 2018 shared site with Carrickfergus College and Downshire School
  • Carrickfergus College will close with effect from 31 August 2018
  • Downshire School will close with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Mary's College Clady closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Paul's College Kilrea closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Conor's College Clady opened with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Joseph's College, Coleraine closed with effect from 31 August 2019
  • Culnady Primary School, Magehra closed with effect from 31 Augyst 2019
  • Tir na Nog Primary School closed with effect from 31 January 202
  • St Macnissius' Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2020

South Eastern region

  • Dunmurry High School closed with effect from 31 August 2012
  • Ballykeigle Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2012
  • Redburn Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2012
  • Down High School, Preparatory Department, closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Luke’s and St Mark’s Primary Schools amalgamated to form Holy Evangelist Primary School with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Knockbreda and Newtownbreda High Schools amalgamated to form Breda Academy with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Cygnet House Preparatory Department closed with effect from 31 August 2016
  • Loughries Primary School changed status from controlled to controlled integrated with effect from 1 September 2016 and is now known as Loughries Controlled Integrated Primary School
  • Killyleagh Primary School changed status from controlled to controlled integrated with effect from 1 September 2016 and is now known as Killyleagh Controlled Integrated Primary School
  • Tullycarnet Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • Castlewellan Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2020

Southern region

  • Clontifleece Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2014
  • St Colman’s Abbey and St Clare’s Convent Primary School amalgamated to form St Clare’s Abbey Primary School with effect from 1 September 2014
  • Crievagh Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Brigid’s High School closed with effect from 31 August 2015
  • St Michael’s Grammar School, St Mary’s High School and St Paul’s Junior High School amalgamated to form St Ronan’s College with effect from 1 September 2015
  • Anamar Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • Drumcree College closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • St John the Baptist College, Portadown opened with effect from 1 September 2017
  • St James’ Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • St Brigid’s Primary School, Augher closed with effect from 31 August 2017
  • St Columban's Primary School Kilkeel opened with effect from 1 September 2018
  • Moneydarragh Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Joseph's Primary School Ballymartin closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Mary's Primary School Glassdrumman closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • St Columban's College Kilkeel closed with effect from 31 August 2018
  • Lisfearty Primary School closed with effect from 31 August 2019

 


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